Skills Assessments

The purpose of the English and Mathematics Skills Assessments is to ensure that students are initially enrolled in English and Mathematics courses where they can successfully learn required concepts while simultaneously preparing for subsequent courses.

There is no pass or fail on these assessments, only proper placement in the appropriate English or Mathematics course. Additionally, completion of a skills assessment does not guarantee admission to the university. To be admitted, students must meet the full terms of admission which include submitting all required documentation needed to render an official decision.

ERAU Worldwide English and Mathematics Skills Assessment policies are as follows:

All undergraduate students seeking to register for Worldwide courses starting with any of the following prefixes will need to complete the indicated skills assessment prior to registering for those courses. Placement exams may be taken one time only; there will be no opportunity to retake an examination after the first time it is completed and scored.

  • ENGL courses require the English Skills Assessment.
  • ENGR and ESCI courses require both the English Skills Assessment and the Mathematics Skills Assessment.
  • PHYS 150/160/250/253 (Engineering Physics) and MATH courses require the Mathematics Skills Assessment.

English

After completing the English Skills Assessment, the course(s) for which a student should register will be displayed in their Campus Solutions Student Center To-Do list.

  1. For students who do not possess transfer credit equivalent to ENGL 106 or more advanced ENGL courses, the following placement criteria apply:
    1. Students who score 70% or above on the Skills Assessment may enroll in ENGL 123.
    2. Students who score at least 50% but less than 70% on the Skills Assessment must take ENGL 106.
    3. Students who score less than 50% on the Skills Assessment must take both GNED 104 and ENGL 106.
  2. Students who possess transfer credit equivalent to ENGL 106 or above and score less than 70% on the Skills Assessment should take ENGL 106.  Likewise, students who score less than 50% on the Skills Assessment should take both GNED 104 and ENGL 106.
  3. ENGL 106 cannot be used to satisfy General Education Communication Theory and Skills requirements.

Mathematics

After completing the Mathematics Skills Assessment, the course(s) for which a student should register will be displayed in their Campus Solutions Student Center To-Do list.

  1. Students who do not possess transfer credit equivalent to GNED 103, MATH 106 or more advanced MATH courses are required to complete the recommended courses listed in the Student Center To-Do list.
    1.   The Mathematics Skills Assessment consists of four blocks of questions covering algebra and trigonometry.  Students will be presented with three of the four based on the proportion of correct responses to the first block.
    2.   Course recommendations combine the results of the assessment with the student’s degree program listed in Campus Solutions at the time of the assessment.
  2. Students who place into GNED 103, MATH 106 or above and yet possess transfer credit equivalent to GNED 103, MATH 106 or above should take the recommended course(s) listed in the Student Center To-Do list. 
  3. MATH 106 cannot be used to satisfy General Education Mathematics requirements.